Small chip/enamel loss at 10 o'clock position - see photo. This is something a genuine confederate CAVALRY veteran probably wore proudly every day he wore a suit coat to Church, business, parade, patriotic functions, reunions - weddings - funerals and every other chance he got. Which according to Wikipedia figures fielded only 3.5 to 4.6 % of Confederate forces. Looks to have been one of Morgan's men in 1864.
The back of the stud has the following engraved. Lewis / CSA''Confederate Vet Association KY. Based on initial research to ID this. Was from Bagdad, KY and held the rank of Private and served as a Confederate in the 8th Kentucky Cavalry, Company'C' during the Civil war. History of 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate).
Formed during the late summer of 1862 and mustered into Confederate service in September. Most of the men were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and a remnant at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The 8th was not reorganized. Its commanders were Colonel R.Cluke, Lieutenant Colonel Cicero Coleman, and Major Robert S. Light chip/enamel loss at 10 o'clock position - see picture. The item "Civil War Confederate Veterans Of Kentucky Lapel Stud Pin Badge engraved ID'D" is in sale since Wednesday, February 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Fraternal Organizations\Veterans' Groups". The seller is "antiquehaus" and is located in Carp, Ontario. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.